5. Stick with the cannon that the first 3 films started (aka NO REBOOT!)
I am not saying use the EXACT same actors and the EXACT same characters (more on that later), but stick with that thin narrative and expand and strengthen it, the ground work has been laid before you Bay (Director) and Kruger (Writer, thank god he replaced Kurtzman and Orci!), you just need to blow us away with a great, updated Transformers story based in your “Movie Universe”. I would personally love to see a story where Sam and Carly were older and had a son, Daniel, and move the story on to Daniel and a new group (3-5 NO MORE of each faction) of Transformers. There are characters I would love to see return (Lennox/Epps, even Agent Simmons and his assistant, Dutch) but I get that many of the actors want to move on. The video games that have recently come out are a great prequel to the Autobots and Decepticons coming to earth, but the games have MASSIVE story holes that need fixed, but that’s a whole other list. I just don’t want to see what was built 5 years ago that was getting better and better, just simply erased.